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Beijing govt says air had less pollution in 1st part of year

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23/04/2015

A key measure of air pollutants in China's capital showed a 19 percent drop in the first three months of the year, local authorities said Wednesday. Beijing's municipal government said Wednesday that the density of PM2.5 - harmful particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter - was 92.7 micrograms per cubic meter for the quarter, an improvement from 114 in the same period last year. ...

SolarCity activates Fund to finance more than $1 Billion in Commercial Solar Projects with Investment from Credit Suisse

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23/04/2015

On Earth Day (April 22, 2015), SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) announced that it has activated a fund including an investment from Credit Suisse that is expected to finance more than $1 billion in commercial solar energy systems—including battery storage systems—for businesses, schools and government organizations across the U.S. SolarCity and Credit Suisse finalized the deal in ...

Global investor groups publish guidance on investing in solutions to address climate change

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23/04/2015

The four investor groups on climate change have today published a guide outlining a range of strategies and solutions investors can use to address climate change, including low carbon investment, managing and reducing carbon exposure in portfolios, and engagement, as investors around the world work to scale up their efforts to invest in clean energy and shift to lower carbon assets. ...

Regulatory Developments: California Department of Toxic Substances Control releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

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21/04/2015

On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Work Plan, initially proposed on September 12, 2014, describes product categories it will use to evaluate and identify product-chemical combinations to be added to the Priority Products. The purpose of the ...

Official opening of NPL installed antenna range at NIM China

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22/04/2015

Following two years of design, construction, installation, validation and training, a National Physical Laboratory (NPL) project to install an antenna extrapolation range at the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) in China is finally complete. The official opening of the new facility will take place during a Metrology Symposium to be held from 22 - 24 April at NIM's Changping campus. ...

Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

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22/04/2015

The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and ...

New York aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

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22/04/2015

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. It will be ...

The Ultimate Solution for treating HF-Sludge: Sludge Dewater Evaporator

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22/04/2015

Treats heavy fuel (HF) sludge drain water from >100ppm to 0ppm. The content in the "dark" bottle is the untreated drain water from heavy fuel sludge. The drain water is treated in a vacuum boiler, and the content in the "light" bottle, is the result - 0 ppm. The process is fully automatic, and reduces the HF-sludge volume by more than 80%. This is the ultimate solution for treating ...

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